Mr. Frowny Man
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes: 2009 Giant Yukon single speed;2014 Foam Green Surly CrossCheck
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Commute report Day one Full
Temp-about 75 @ 9am when I left ( I love being on call)
Wind-Crap! Gust of 25 from the South, so about half of my ride in
Arrrgghh....so today is the first day that I decided to ride all the way in, keeping the car parked. Forgoing that morning Clove was hard, as was the freaking hill right outside my door going up to 48th. I hadn't really had fun yet until I popped out of the little sidewalk/path thing that cuts from 44th to Lowell, then to Pioneers, then finally to the RI trail at 27th. Then the fun started because I realized that that S wind really sucked!
Did I say that wind sucked? From 27th on it was the same as if Id staged in. The weird part was that Im on call this week so I work from 10-430 and then 5-7 with the Cell, so I came into the office all decked out and sweaty when people were actually here. It only took me 2-3 minutes longer than had I went from Hyvee to here, and with the wind as well. Im looking forward to getting a push from it to go home, though.
The fuzzy caterpillars on the RI trail are kind of a hoot-I try really hard to avoid them, but the kamikaze bunnies are another story. Ive noticed one guy that passed me coming on the RI near the Y as I left work last week, I then passed him again, COMING at me near Tierra Park (about 3/4 on my way home) Ummm......Im still going the same direction and he hasn't passed me then turned around. Weird. I see him pretty regularly, though.
So, no more excuses about having to drive part way. Ive done it now, dammnit.
Last edited by Alathea; 07-28-08 at 11:46 AM.